What better way to spend a sunny summer day than hanging out with friends and exploring our big backyard, the Western Colorado.
Join us in our new Integrated Outdoor Adventure Day Camp for kids, teens, and adults.
At our Day Camp participants with disabilities spend time outdoors with the same freedom of choice and independence as their non-disabled peers. We have a simple goal for our Day Camp: to provide opportunities to outdoor recreation through innovative, barrier-free environment.
CDA staff, with carefully selected adult volunteers and high school peer mentors, will be sharing in exploratory learning through outdoor adventures. All participants will be supervised with a low staff-to-participant ratio in order to provide a safe and positive learning adventure. Participants will try out newly learned skills, come to an understanding of self-awareness, explore new adventures and most importantly, make new friends.
Day Camp (ages 8-21)June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13
Outing Club (For Adults)June 5, 2
All participants and volunteers need to bring a sack lunch, a water bottle, medications in their original bottles, sun screen, bug spray, towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, light jacket, appropriate clothes/shoes for the activity. This means good shoes for running and hiking, warmer clothes for when we travel in elevation, any outdoor toys (safe) you want to share, and most of all, a good attitude and willingness to be flexible.
What will be provided: experienced, fun, safety conscious supervision, snacks, water, sunscreen, life jackets, and any forgotten items. Please let us know of any needs you may have.
What will we be doing all day?
Day trips of rafting, kayaking, fishing, guided hikes on the Grand Mesa, hiking and picnicking at Powderhorn Resort, team games, learning outdoor survival skills with Mesa County Search and Rescue volunteers, beaching/swimming, arts and crafts with local artists, volleyball, frisbee, yoga, therapeutic drumming, bicycling, conquering local peaks, horseback riding, rock climbing and more! We welcome any ideas for a great outdoor experience. See schedule for June events.
What if it rains?
We will still have fun. We have options of going to the Dinosaur Museum, Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Kidzplex, Museum of Western Colorado, Botanical Museum, and other indoor facilities in the Grand Junction area.
Where do we meet?
You will need to arrive at the CDA Office at 740 Gunnison Ave. in Grand Junction, ready to go, by 10 a.m., and picked-up at this same location at 3 p.m. Please let us know who is allowed to pick up your child. Day transportation will be provided by our CDA staff in our van or by Laidlaw transportation.
What if I need to contact staff during the day?
You can reach us at 970-257-1222 or 970-270-9779.
How do I join the fun?
Sign-up online or call 970-257-1222.
If this is your first time joining CDA on an adventure, please request a registration and liability form or download them from here:
Please note: participants will be required to sign-in with the staff member on duty and provide emergency contact information, sign a liability waiver, and fill out a physical information/registration form prior to participating in the program. Fee for the day will be expected at that time.
Interested in volunteering?
Please let us know in advance if you are able to volunteer as the number of participants we can accept for a day is based on our volunteers. You make a difference in the life of another person. Please call now!